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May 3, 2017
The newest campus in the University of California system, UC Merced is a campus that attracts leaders — individuals who enjoy the challenge of paving the way for others to follow — and the Class of 2017 is no different. On May 13 and 14, the campus community will celebrate more than undergraduate...
May 2, 2017
Raman Deol successfully defended her dissertation entitled, “Traits and States: The Interactive Effect of Emotion and Personality on Political Behavior,” making her the first recipient of a PhD in Political Science from UC Merced.
May 1, 2017
Political science undergraduate student Eddie Lucero has been selected as a recipient of the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (SSHA) Outstanding Student Award.
April 28, 2017
Professor Justin Grimmer of Stanford University gave a two-day workshop on "Text as Data" for faculty and graduate students on Thursday and Friday, April 27-28.
April 26, 2017
A paper by graduate students Chelsea Coe, Kayla Canelo, Kau Vue, and professors Matthew Hibbing and Steve Nicholson, entitled "The Physiology of Framing Effects: Threat Sensitivity and the Persuasiveness of Political Arguments," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Politics...
April 26, 2017
Professor Elizabeth Maggie Penn of the University of Chicago gave a talk entitled "Does Representation Induce Polarization? A Theory of Choosing Representatives" on Wednesday, April 26th, as part of our understanding politics speaker series.
April 12, 2017
Graduate student Tessa Provins' paper, "Compensation, Opportunity, and Information: A Comparative Analysis of Legislative Nonresponse in the American States" (with David Fortunato), was accepted for publication in Political Research Quarterly.
March 28, 2017
UC Merced is hiring a lecturer in IR/Comparative for 2017-18. The recruitment is open until April 16th, 2017. See here for details: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00470
March 15, 2017
Professor Jennifer Merolla of UC Riverside gave a talk on her book, Framing Immigrants: News Coverage, Public Opinion, and Policy (with Chris Haynes and S. Karthick Ramakrishnan), today as part of the Understanding Politics Speaker Series.
March 3, 2017
Professors Tom Hansford and Nate Monroe will host a Facebook live broadcast on the Supreme Court and the Senate on Tuesday, March 7, at noon.

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